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Offline DoubleWingCoach

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Gambler Stack
« on: August 22, 2013, 05:38:24 PM »
Hey Coach,

Was looking thru my 46 stuff and went to the last page and saw the "Two new looks" that you did... I'm really interested in the Gambler Stack... I've got a Nick that can play at Mike pretty easily. He's not as fast as my current Mike who is an animal on my team.... But he is very aggressive and is a great hitter.... So typically my "Victory" call is realistically "HAWK VICTORY" but I don't call it that. I just step Nick back to Mike, and Mike covers deep left 1/2 and Fred covers deep right 1/2. So I can shift to victory with no substitution.....

I'm looking to do the same with Gambler Stack since it moves Nick behind another strong DT I have as well as Fred...... However I've got two questions....

1. How close are they to the DT's who are now heads up over the guards? Like are they almost on their backs in a 2 point LB stance?????

2. I notice that in the materials in one mention of gambler stack you have both of the DT's going outside to the B-gaps, and Nick and Fred attacking A-gaps on each side. Then in another section your show both DT's going right to a gap, and the stacked Nick and Fred going left to a gap..... Is there any specific way you do it and is it a called blitz thru those gaps or are the stacked nick/fred expected to read then go???? Or do you do it as more of a "train wreck" the play type of setup????

I like the idea of Fred/Nick going thru the A-gaps and my DT's blasting thru the B gaps cause that's pretty much the DT's gaps they are used to squeezing anyway...

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Re: Gambler Stack
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 06:48:08 PM »
Just keep it simple, tap and go.  Keep the "backers" tight on the down linemans heels, they tap, and go opposite.
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Re: Gambler Stack
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 07:01:33 PM »
Okay got it... Tap and Go so the O line never knows which way they are coming. The side they tap tells the DT which way they're attacking... Sounds good...

Is there any specific sets or formations that you like to attack with Gambler Stack??? Double Tight Full house/Wishbone/Power I type stuff..... Like when you expect the other team to run???

Which leads me to my next question (I'm readying my self for a jamboree this weekend against a rival team that runs the Wing-T)...

How do you go about calling your shifts? Like when specifically? Do you wait to see what formation they are aligned in before you call the new shift IE Freak/Gambler/Mike Gambler/Tough, Victory, Gambler Stack, etc????

Cause it seems like after they align and you see how they are setup it would be too late to yell in a shift and have your kids align to it without getting caught not 100% set in their stance...

My theory was get all the scouting info I could get on a team as to what formations and plays they run.  Down and distance tendencies, run vs pass ratio, etc.... Then let my special calls fly as the offense breaks the huddle.... I will most likely stay in base 75% of the time I'm thinking.. Use a few crash calls here and there... Victory on 3rd and Long. Hammer on 4th down..... 1st and 2nd down in my league are generally always run downs so that would be where I would mix in the gambler, freak, stack calls.....

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Re: Gambler Stack
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 04:20:46 AM »
Just installed Gambler STack last night - its our punt block and I like it any where on the field as a quick changup blitz.
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Re: Gambler Stack
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 03:38:39 PM »
I use gambler stack I wouldn't say too often but I do like it.. .We call it MONSTER.....  The kids seem to love it as well and it for sure causes some real problems in the A-gap and B-gap blocking assignments..... Only problem lately is that nobody seems to want to run up the middle against us. We simply have not seen it..... It's mostly all C-gap lead plays or sweeps.... And the stack doesn't much help the sweep unless we get instant run thru...